Oct 09, 2019

Manager, Talent & School Improvement

  • Good Reason Houston
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full-time Human Resources Education School Leadership

Job Description

Manager, Talent & School Improvement

Type: Full Time Min. Experience: Mid Level


Good Reason Houston’s vision is that every child, in every neighborhood, excels in a world-class public school and thrives in the Houston of tomorrow. The organization partners with school districts, community leaders, families, and educators to achieve its mission of increasing the number of students learning in a high-performing school. To grow more great schools in every neighborhood in Houston, the organization focuses on four key strategic levers: Driving System Innovation, Developing Game-changing Educators, Advancing Equitable Access, and Engaging the Community.


Good Reason Houston is seeking a Manager of Talent & School Improvement who is results-oriented, passionate about educator recruitment, development, and retention, and excited about working in a start-up environment. The Manager will have the unprecedented opportunity to impact Houston’s educator workforce and ultimately influence student outcomes at a city-wide level. The role will drive partnerships with higher education, school districts, and community stakeholders to accelerate access to high quality preparation programs and elevate statewide perceptions of teaching. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Talent and School Improvement and will play a key role in ensuring that Good Reason Houston realizes its vision that every child, in every neighborhood, excels in a world-class public school and thrives in the Houston of tomorrow.

This role will evolve as the needs of the team evolve and as the education landscape in the state and region shifts. Responsibilities include:
1. Accelerate city-wide teacher recruitment efforts:

Build and maintain strategic relationships with higher education, alternative preparation programs, and school districts to increase the number of applicants enrolling in high quality teacher preparation programs.

Provide technical assistance to partners to engage more strategically with
recruits, school district partners, and community college partners.

Collect and monitor teacher recruitment and attrition data across all partners.

Define additional opportunities along the preparation pipeline to support teacher enrollment in high quality preparation programs, such as pre-teaching opportunities for community college students, undergrads, and high school students.

Determine and coordinate outreach opportunities for teacher recruitment,
including job fairs, radio, etc.

2. Champion the regional and state vision for elevating the profession of teaching
through strategic business, community, and school district partnerships:

Work with local businesses and community partners to execute city-wide events,
discounts/offers, and sponsorships.

Coordinate with the Good Reason Houston Communications Team to highlight
authentic, diverse voices telling the story of teaching and teacher impact in

Manage the Good Reason Houston team to prepare for and execute events.

3. Support the hiring, development, and retention of educators in Good Reason
partnership schools and programs, including the ACE (Accelerating Campus
Excellence) model and the launch of new school models.

Work with school districts and school leaders on leader and teacher hiring.

Support districts in excellent professional development.

Coordinate appreciation events and culture boosts for staff.

We’re seeking candidates who excel in relationship-building, are results-oriented, and have strong project management skills. You should have:

A track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships with and
among a diverse group of stakeholders.

Excellent organizational skills, with a demonstrated commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles and ambiguity. As Good Reason Houston is in “start-up mode”, we look for candidates who can be flexible in changing environments.

A data and research orientation – including a curiosity and urgency around data
collection and analysis.

Experience managing multiple projects and ability to manage teammates,
volunteers, and stakeholders on short-term projects.

Passion about the mission, vision, and goals of Good Reason Houston and how
this position contributes to the organization’s success.

Knowledge of teacher recruitment, development, and retention and prior experience in education are preferred but are not requirements.

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